What Is Considered A Dental Emergency?

What Is Considered A Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is any situation where the patient needs immediate care in order to relieve high levels of discomfort, prevent permanent tooth loss, or avoid serious oral health complications.

However, when you are in these situations, it’s difficult to always know if you are truly dealing with a dental emergency, or if you can wait until regular hours to see a dentist. 

At MODERN BITE DENTISTRY, we recommend staying on the safe side, so please call us at (214) 214-7790 right away even if you’re not sure if you need emergency care, to tell us about your symptoms.

Below, you can learn about some of the most common types of dental emergencies and how they're treated:

1. Knocked Out Teeth

If a tooth completely falls out of its socket, it may be successfully reimplanted if you see an emergency dentist. You should keep the tooth in an airtight container filled with milk to help preserve it.

If you get a tooth knocked out, it most likely happened during an accident, like a fall or even a car crash. If you are experiencing other symptoms such as severe bleeding or a headache, you may need to prioritize your care and go to the emergency room first.

2. Tooth Infections

A tooth infection is one of the most common reasons to see an emergency dentist. It is a severe condition that could lead to permanent tooth loss and an array of complications as the infection can spread from the tooth to other tissues, such as the gums or jaw bone.

Tooth infections are most often extremely painful, which is always a sign you need emergency dental care. The only way to remove the discomfort and treat the tooth is through an emergency root canal.

3. Oral Bleeding

Oral bleeding can be caused by a lot of different things, such as a tooth fracture or even a severe case of gum disease.

Through emergency care, you'll not only stop the bleeding but learn what caused it in the first place, which can potentially prevent other oral health complications once you begin treatment.

4. Post-Procedure Complications

If you’ve recently had dental work done, and are experiencing high levels of pain, swelling, or bleeding, it’s best to see an emergency dentist right away.

Many dental procedures require strict at-home care to prevent complications. If these complications happen, swift care is necessary to prevent further damage to the teeth.

Dealing with a Dental Emergency? Don’t Wait for a Regular Appointment 

If you are in pain, bleeding from the mouth, or experiencing any other sort of discomfort, Frisco dentist Dr. Shahriela Ganjoor can help you access emergency dental care that can reduce your pain and restore your oral health.

Call us at (214) 214-7790 right away and describe your symptoms.

If you need a regular appointment, you can request a consultation at MODERN BITE DENTISTRY online.

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